Seatrade Cruise and The Moodie Davitt Report partner for dedicated retail conference at world’s leading cruise event

INTERNATIONAL. Seatrade Cruise Global, the premier annual gathering of the cruise industry worldwide, is partnering with The Moodie Davitt Report to host a dedicated retail day at its 2024 event in Miami.

The event runs from 8-11 April at The Miami Beach Convention Center with the retail sessions taking place at the same venue on the morning and afternoon of 10 April.

Through the collaboration, a full day of retail-related programming will take place for the first time at Seatrade Cruise Global.

This reflects the fast-growing importance of retailing to cruiseline revenues and its role in enhancing the guest experience.

Themes to be addressed at the event include the future of onboard retailing, industry partnerships, sustainability in the retail design and offer, technology, the role of people, cruise port collaborations and how the sector can drive luxury brand growth to the next level.

Thought leadership will be provided by a combination of senior cruiseline executives, leading concessionaire representatives and brand owners. More details about the programme will follow shortly.

The Moodie Davitt Report President Dermot Davitt said: “We are delighted to build on our retail session at Seatrade Cruise Global 2023 with a full day devoted to the critically-important retail revenue stream in the cruise sector. We have already seen strong early support for The Retail Day and anticipate broad participation among the cruise industry Trinity of cruiselines, concessionaires and brands.”

Seatrade Cruise Events Global Brand & Event Director Chiara Giorgi said: “We are pleased to partner with The Moodie Davitt Report for The Retail Day at Seatrade Cruise Global. We look forward to delivering a series of sessions that add value for our guests, with insights, debate and conversation about the role and future of cruise retail front and centre.”

The Moodie Davitt Report President Dermot Davitt led a retail session at Seatrade Cruise Global in April 2023, with speakers including (from second left) Carnival Cruise Line Vice President Guest Commerce & Onboard Revenue Luis Terife, Starboard President & CEO Lisa Bauer and What Goes Around Comes Around CEO Seth Weisser

Already a number of high-profile sponsors have signed up, with details to be published shortly. Further sponsorship opportunities are available via The Moodie Davitt Report team.

Contact Irene Revilla (, Sarah Genest ( or Aran Turner ( for more.

Seatrade Cruise Global 2024 will bring together thousands of cruise professionals to network, learn and find new solutions to industry challenges.

The 2023 event welcomed over 10,000 guests, 500+ exhibitors and more than 80 cruise brands.

Registration will open soon for Seatrade Cruise Global 2024. More details can be found at this link. ✈

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